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Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan's 'Tulip Revolution' : Motives, Mobilization and Meanings.

Author: Sally Cummings
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Third world quarterly (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In early 2005 regional protests in Kyrgyzstan soon became national ones as protesters seized control of the country's capital, Bishkek. The country's president for fifteen years, Askar Akaev, fled the country and after a night of extensive looting, a new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, came to power. The events quickly earned the epithet 'Tulip Revolution' and were interpreted as the third of the colour revolutions in  Read more...
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Cummings, Sally.
Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan's 'Tulip Revolution' : Motives, Mobilization and Meanings.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Cummings
ISBN: 9781317989677 1317989678
OCLC Number: 862825660
Notes: 8. March 2005: parliamentary elections as a catalyst of protests.
Description: 1 online resource (170 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Abstracts; Notes on contributors; Preface; Introduction: 'Revolution' not revolution; Kyrgyzstan under Akaev; Recapping briefly on 2005; The aims of this collection; Notes; References; 1. March and after: what has changed? What has stayed the same?; Introduction; Timeline: 24 March 2005-September 2008; Bakiev's government; Changes in the criminal world; The Hydro-energy crisis; The rise and continuity of civil society; Conclusions; Notes; 2. Situating the 'Tulip Revolution'; Introduction. Transitions, revolutions and the Tulip RevolutionState building, formal institutions and coloured revolutions; Informal groups and coloured revolutions; Mobilization, mechanisms and colour revolutions; Conclusions; Notes; References; 3. Kyrgyz democracy? The Tulip Revolution and beyond; Introduction; After 1990: the democratization project; The Tulip Revolution and the 'new regime': implications for democracy; Prisoners of history: challenges and perspectives for a Kyrgyz democracy; Conclusion; Notes; References. 4. The dynamics of regime change: domestic and international factors in the 'Tulip Revolution'Introduction; Domestic background to revolution: Aksy, 2002; International backdrop to revolution: Western policies and civil society; Domestic sources of revolt; Kochkor: cradle of revolution?; Shifting elites; Conclusion; Note; References; 5.Organized crime before and after the Tulip Revolution: the changing dynamics of upperworld-underworld networks; Introduction; Development phases of organized crime in Kyrgyzstan; The Tulip Revolution. Corruption and collusion: before and after the Tulip RevolutionDrugs trafficking and illicit networks; Redistribution of spoils in a post-revolutionary setting; The underworld-upperworld interface; Elites consolidating power; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 6. The north-south cleavage and political support in Kyrgyzstan; Introduction; The puzzle of the north-south cleavage; Geographical distributions of political support; The north-south cleavage after the Tulip Revolution; Testing the hypotheses; Support for the state; Institutions; Civic protests. Support for individual politiciansAnalysis and questions for further research; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; 7. Informal actors and institutions in mobilization: the periphery in the 'Tulip Revolution'; Introduction; Informal actors and institutions of mass mobilization; Tooganchilik (traditional solidarity); Aksakal (elders); OBON (Otriad Bab Osobogo Naznachenia)(Group of Women for Special Tasks); Palvan (wrestlers); The institution of Kurultai (traditional assembly); The dynamics of mobilization; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References.
Series Title: Third world quarterly (Series)

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